EXPO Highlights


Perfect weather was in line for this year’s Operator EXPO, May 24-25, 2023, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. Participants total 415 and 51 exhibitors were on hand with the latest product and technology. This year’s event kicked off with exhibitor set-up and four hours of continuing education classes on Wednesday afternoon. S & K Equipment Company provided a delicious gumbo dinner that evening with Kentucky Engineering Group opening their coolers loaded with sodas and water.

Six hours of continuing education classes were offered on Thursday with attendees also enjoying the demonstrations and displays offered by our Associate Members. Lunch was provided to all by our meal sponsor, S & K Equipment Company, with Kentucky Engineering Company offering refreshing beverages throughout the day.  Once again, a huge thanks to both for their generous sponsorship!

Door prize drawings were held at the close of lunch along with the announcement of all contest winners. Congratulations to our contest winners 

Backhoe Rodeo  (Sponsored by Wright Implement)

--1st place winner:  Chad Coomer, Caveland Environmental Authority with a record time of 25.60 seconds

--2nd place winner:  Cody Kirby, Rye Engineering, PLC

Leak Repair  (Sponsored by Core & Main / Smith-Blair)

--1st place winner:  John Potter and Rusty Coots, Warren County Water District.

--2nd place winner:  Brandon Schaffer and Jason Lawrence, Barkley Lake Water District.

--3rd place winner: Josh Rahm and Brandon Bates, LaGrange Utilities Commission. 

Last, but not least, we thank our T-shirt sponsors: Bennett & Williams Environmental Consultants; CDP Engineers, Inc; Consolidated Pipe Supply; Core & Main; G & C Supply Co.; Jack Doheny Supply; Hawkins Water Treatment Group; Kentucky Engineering Group; Kenvirons; Layne - A Granite Company; Lewis Municipal Sales; Metron-Farnier; Pace Analytical Services, LLC; Prosource Water Products; Raymond James; Rustoleum/High Performance Products; Service Specialties; S & K Equipment Company; Smith-Blair Inc.; Thornton, Musso & Bellemin; United Systems & Software; Vermeer of Kentucky, Inc.; Wascon; Water Solutions Unlimited, Inc.; Wet or Dry Tank Inspection; and Wright Implement.

We sincerely appreciate the generous contributions made by our Associate Members to make this a successful event again this year!  Click here for photos from this great event! 

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